Cold Sore

This information is sourced from Natural Cures.  Rife and Zapper frequencies are at the end of this article.


Cold sores are small, often recurring fever blisters that can appear anywhere around the mouth, and which are caused by the virus herpes simplex 1 (HSV1).  Groupings of cold sore blisters are called a cluster.

The first outbreak of cold sores may be accompanied by flu-like symptoms, with fever, neck pain, lymph node enlargement, and fatigue, or it may go unnoticed.  Typically, recurring outbreaks can appear weeks or months after the first, but it almost always is less severe and shorter than the first episode.  Recurring outbreaks usually start with a burning sensation that is quickly followed by blisters that itch and can be very sore.  Within a few days to several weeks, they burst, dry, encrust, and disappear.  Although the infection can stay in the body indefinitely, the number of outbreaks tends to go down over a period of years.  They can be controlled and in some cases eliminated.

Cold sores are very contagious, and can be spread from the mouth to the genitalia via oral sex. 

Herpes simplex virus is the cause of herpes.  HSV causes cold sores on the lips and in the mouth and genital herpes in, on or around the genital area.  Although once you contract the herpes virus you have it for life, you can stop outbreaks.  They can be controlled and in some cases eliminated. 

Nearly all people experience cold sores at least one time during their lives.  After the first attack, the virus remains dormant in nerve cells, and can be reactivated later by stress, colds, hot weather, anxiety, nutrient deficiencies, or other illnesses, especially ones with accompanying fever.  Prolonged cold sore outbreaks may occur in people suffering from compromised immune function or in healthy people who are under high levels of stress. 

Herpes zoster, Coxsackie virus, low thyroid, and health problems that suppress immune function can all contribute to cold sore outbreaks, and must be addressed before long-term relief can be achieved. 

Natural Cures

Aromatherapy:  Geranium, lemon, chamomile, tea tree, and/or lavender essential oils applied topically can help speed the healing process. 

Diet:  Eat a whole foods diet.  Eat lots of fresh green salads, raw and steamed vegetables, cultured, fermented products such as yogurt and sauerkraut.  Refrain from dairy products, sugar, white flour and other processed foods.  Avoid citrus fruits, including pineapple.  Buy organic whenever possible and please eat only organic animal protein. 

Drink at least 1/2 your weight in ounces of pure water daily with either stabilized liquid oxygen added or water dispensed from an oxygen water cooler. 

Flower Essences:  The most useful flower essences for dealing with the accompanying emotional/mental stress of cold sores are Rescue Remedy®, Rescue Remedy Cream®, and Crab Apple. 

Herbs:  Herbs that boost resistance to cold sores by strengthening the immune response include the tinctures of Echinacea, Siberian ginseng, nettle, and goldenseal.  Combine in equal parts and take 1/2 teaspoonful of this mixture three times a day.  You can also externally apply diluted tincture of myrrh or calendula.  Licorice root tincture applied topically has been shown to inactivate herpes simplex particles and inhibit the growth of the virus. 

Hydrotherapy:  Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health.  Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, Sitz Baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. We suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments.  Please seek the advice of your alternative health care practitioner before undergoing these procedures to make sure they are appropriate for you.

*Purified water is essential for any hydrotherapy treatment. The section, Remedies for Treating Chlorinated Bath Water, offers clear instructions and recommendations.

Lifestyle:  Manage stress and generally stay rested.

Nutritional Supplementation:  There are many alternative cures for herpes breakouts. Choose from the following options. During times of outbreak L-lysine cream applied directly on the blisters, and L-lysine supplements (4 grams daily for the first four days, then 500 mg three times daily for two weeks) can also be taken orally. Or try Lysine in a fast acting tincture formula. 

Please note:   Do not take L-Lysine on a daily maintenance basis, however, as it may create an imbalance among other amino acids.  If continual daily lysine is the only way for you to prevent recurrent attacks, then you must make diet changes.  First eliminate all wheat products, replace with other whole grains such as brown rice, quinoa, buckwheat (not a member of the wheat family) in your diet and decrease lysine into smaller dosages, use with a full spectrum amino acid blend.  Also, ask your alternative health care practitioner about amino-acid profile testing.)  Other useful nutrients to help prevent and treat cold sores are vitamin B complex, vitamin C with bioflavonoids, vitamin E, and zinc gluconate.  Acidophilus and thymus extract can also help, as can the flavonoid quercetin, which has been shown to inhibit the herpes virus.

Note:  The two amino acids that appear to be important in herpes infections are lysine and arginine.  Arginine stimulates the growth and reproduction of the herpes simplex virus, while lysine inhibits it.  What`s important is the ratio of arginine to lysine.  The higher the arginine to lysine ratio, the more herpes virus is likely to grow.  Conversely, if lysine is high with respect to arginine, the growth is inhibited. Chocolate, peanuts, most cereal grains, nuts, and seeds have more arginine than lysine.

Topical Treatment:  Apply vitamin E ointment or saturate gauze with vitamin E oil and apply for 15 minutes over the area of outbreak.

BHT, a natural food preservative, added to an alcohol solution is another effective topical solution.

Fast Acting Herpes Protocol

This is the natural cure for herpes that Kevin talks about in the book.  This protocol works best PRIOR to a herpes breakout, though you can get fast acting results once a breakout is underway by substituting food grade Hydrogen Peroxide for DMSO: 

Purchase the following supplies, available at most health food stores or online sources: 

Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide 
Laurea Herb
Red Marine Algae
Stabilized Liquid Oxygen

Apply a thin layer of DMSO to the afflicted area, the soles of your feet, and your low back three times per day.  Do this when you first feel a breakout may be underway, before an eruption occurs.  If you are already broken out, use Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide instead of DMSO. Apply peroxide by dabbing area with a clean cotton swab.

Take Laurea, Red Marine Algae, Lysine and Calcium according to directions on label, twice per day. Look for Lysine in a fast acting tincture formula.  These products can be found at a well stocked health food store. 

Drink at least half your weight in ounces of pure water daily with either stabilized liquid oxygen added or water dispensed from an oxygen water cooler.

Eat generous amounts of fresh green salads, and raw and steamed vegetables.  Refrain from dairy products, sugar, white flour and other processed foods.  Buy organic, NO GMOs! 

Caution: When applying DMSO on the body use thoroughly clean hands and clean cotton swabs. Take care to be impeccable because whatever substance comes in contact with DMSO gel is absorbed quickly and driven deeply into the body. Avoid contact with dirt until the area is completely dry. 

Alternative Professional Care
If your symptoms persist despite the above measures, seek the help of a qualified health professional. The following professional care therapies have all been shown to be useful for treating and relieving the symptoms of cold sores: Biofeedback Training, Cell Therapy, Creative Visualization, Energy Medicine (Ondamed), Environmental Medicine, Guided Imagery, Homeopathy, Magnetic Field Therapy, Naturopathic Medicine, Nutritional Therapies, Orthomolecular Medicine, Oxygen Therapy (Hydrogen Peroxide Therapy (IV) and Ozone Therapy, which inactivates herpes 1 and promotes skin healing, high success rate), Thought Field Therapy, and Traditional Chinese Medicine.


Rife and Zapper frequencies:  Cold Sore: 0.11, 0.55, 1.23, 5.58, 27.50, 291.25, 293.05, 292.00, 345.50, 824.37

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